An overview of 56 Government E-invoicing initiatives. Anything missing here? [UPDATE]

Paul Turner provided us with an overview of 56 B2G or Government E-invoicing initiatives. Some of the countries already mandated B2G e-invoicing. Others haven’t. Please take a look at the impressive list (in alphabetical order) and let us know if you thinks something is missing or wrong:

  1. Argentina
    Mandated for importers
  2. Australia
    Not mandated yet but one State Government Pilot commenced on 1/1/2012
  3. Austria
    Mandated as from 1 January 2014
  4. Belgium
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  5. Brazil
    Mandated as from 1 April 2010
  6. Bulgaria
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  7. Canada
    Not mandated
  8. Chile
    Not mandated yet but Chile is an E-invoicing ‘leader’. E-invoicing already is the norm
  9. China
    E-invoicing not yet permitted.
  10. Cyprus
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  11. Czech Republic
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  12. Denmark
    Mandated as from 1 February 2005
  13. Estonia
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  14. Finland
    Mandated from 1 January 2010
  15. France
    Mandated only some aspects
  16. Germany
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  17. Great Britain
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  18. Greece
    Mandated as from 1 September 2012
  19. Guatemala
    Mandated for some organizations – by the end of 2012
  20. Hong Kong
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing already accounts for a large percentage of B2G transactions
  21. Hungary
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  22. Iceland
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing already accounts for a large percentage of B2G transactions
  23. India
    Not mandated yet but there is an ‘e-invoicing to public sector’ initiative
  24. Indonesia
    Unknown
  25. Ireland
    Pilot project in process, commenced on 9 February 2012 to run for 2 months and involving seven public sector bodies.
    – Not mandated yet but ‘e-invoicing as the norm by 2020’)
  26. Italy
    In Italy the legislation provides electronic invoice from 1 January 2008 in the b-to-G in a mandatory way but the actual implementation of the obligation will be used only with the issuing of an additional and specific regulation (which has still not been yet issued). So in Italy they haven’t still the electronic mandatory invoice in the b-to-G (neither in the b-to-b). [Thanks to Paola Zambon]
  27. Japan
    Not permitted without special approval
  28. Kazakhstan
    Mandated as from 1 January 2012
  29. Latvia
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  30. Lithuania
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  31. Luxembourg
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  32. Macedonia
    Not mandated yet but legislation being enacted in 2012
  33. Malta
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  34. Mexico
    Mandated as from 1 January 2011, where e-invoicing already is the norm
  35. Nepal
    Mandated as from 19.3.2011
  36. Netherlands
    Not mandated yet but strongly encouraged via standards and ‘pressure’
  37. Norway
    Mandated as from 1 July 2013
  38. Poland
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  39. Portugal
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  40. Romania
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  41. Russia
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing was made legal as from January 2012
  42. Scotland
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  43. Singapore
    Mandated as from 1 May 2008
  44. Slovakia
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  45. Slovenia
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020
  46. South Korea
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing already accounts for a large percentage of B2G transactions
  47. Spain
    [UPDATE] There has been lots of different interpretations. So far the e-invoice is not mandated by law in Spain, and there is no single point of entry of invoices yet.(thanks to: Oriol Bausa)
  48. Sweden
    Not mandated yet but already the norm [?]
  49. Switzerland
    Mandated only some aspects of B2G e-invoicing
  50. Taiwan
    Not mandated yet but e-invoicing already accounts for a large percentage of B2G transactions and Government strongly encourages E-invoicing with various incentives
  51. United States of America
    Mandated as from 1 January 2013  for Federal Government Bodies
  52. Thailand
    Not mandated yet but ‘allowed’ with two eSignatures
  53. Vietnam
    Not mandated yet but large businesses chosen to take part in pilot project by taxation authority on 3 February 2012 and ‘encouraged’ to switch to e-invoicing)
  54. Wales
    3 local councils mandated B2G e-invoicing as from December 2011. Furthermore: e-invoicing is to be the norm by 2020.

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8 Comments


  1. Pat Gallagher

    Hullo

    May I ask which Australian State is mentioned above (01/01/2010) please

    P Gallagher
    Northbridge
    NSW, 2063
    Australia

  2. Hi Pat!
    I believe it is referring to NSW and specifically, NSW Health. The link provides further detail.
    http://www.zdnet.com/nsw-health-pushed-to-modernise-invoices-1339327983/

  3. Anybody out there thinking that earliest possible deadlines are NOT neeeded? If not – why not? Everyone will win on accelerated migration – except the black and grey economies.

  4. Canada will according to my information set a deadline for 2012..

  5. The 2020 reference is not meant to be a deadline – more of an e-brand says EC. In any case it gives the wrong impression – that e-invoicing should not be de-facto mandatory all over the place at the very latest 2015.

  6. I think it’s useful for your interesting study to point out that in Italy the legislation provides electronic invoice from 1 January 2008 in the b-to-G in a mandatory way but the actual implementation of the obligation will be used only with the issuing of an additional and specific regulation (which has still not been yet issued). So in Italy we haven’t still the electronic mandatory invoice in the b-to-G (neither in the b-to-b).

  7. @Paola Zambon,

    Thank you for clearing this out. We’ll change it in the content.

  8. The State Government hinted here is not NSW, it is a Large “successful” Shared Service centre servicing the whole of government for another State.
    If you would like to know more please contact me.